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NPA: We are committed to growing maritime sector

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is fully committed to the provision of an enabling environment for businesses to grow in the maritime sector.

Report: Nigeria lost $2.8 billion to oil-related crimes in 2018

The United Nations says Nigeria lost an estimated 2.8 billion dollars in revenues in 2018, mainly due to oil-related crimes.

Embassy: Pirates abduct six Russian sailors off Benin Republic

Six Russian sailors have been abducted by pirates off the coast of Benin, the Russian Embassy in the West African nation said on Saturday.

UN highlights alarming trends in drugs use in Nigeria, others

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, and West and Central Africa face “disruptive and destabilising” new trends regarding drug trafficking, drug use and other crimes.

Polish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria’s coast freed

The Polish government has confirmed the release of the crew of a container ship, who were kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria in October.

Emir Sanusi : $1 billion to be invested in Qua Iboe power plant

Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and Chairman, Qua Iboe Power Plant Limited (QIPPL), says one billion dollars is to be invested in the Power plant in a partnership involving Mobil Producing Nigeria.

11 crew members missing after attack on vessel near Port Harcourt

A Danish shipping company said on Tuesday that a container vessel it has chartered has been attacked off the coast of Nigeria, and 11 crew members were missing.
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NIMASA vows to free sailors from Swiss pirate attack ship

Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend.
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UN: Cash economy fuelling Boko Haram activities

The predominance of the cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region, a UN report has revealed.
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Charles Dokubo: Amnesty programme priority to President Buhari government

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Dokubo, has said the amnesty programme in the Niger Delta region remains a priority of the Federal Government.
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UN Security Council condemns Boko Haram attacks

The UN Security Council said it remained concerned at the security and humanitarian situation caused by the Boko Haram terrorists and other armed groups in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.

Report: Pirates allegedly kidnap 35 seafarers in the Gulf of Guinea

Nigerian daredevil pirates have again come under global attention as they have been accused of kidnapping 35 seafarers from cargo-laden vessels in the Gulf of Guinea so far this year.

Court: Shell liable to $3.6 billion fine over Bonga oil spill

Oil giant, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited, is liable to a $3.6 billion fine levied on it by the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) over a 2011 crude oil spill offshore on Nigeria’s coastline, a federal court has ruled.

Nigeria-Denmark move to curb insecurity, corruption in the maritime sector

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has disclosed the readiness of Denmark to collaborate with Nigeria in stemming the tide of insecurity and corruption in the Gulf of Guinea, particularly, Nigeria.

Nigeria, China, France, Portugal navies combat piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Six foreign warships and 12 Nigerian Navy combat vessels exhibited their prowess in international maritime policing in a joint multinational navies maneuver, code name EXERCISE EKU KUGBE, which was held at the Bight of Benin.

Dakuku Peterside: Maritime security critical to Nigerian economy

Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has described security in the Nigerian Maritime domain as work in progress that requires the commitment of all stakeholders to ensure optimum safety of all investments in the sector.

Nigerian Navy acquires 173 boats to boost maritime operations

Nigerian Navy (NN) acquired 173 assorted boats, including Epenal boats, Rigid Hull Inflatable boats and Hydrographic Survey boats in 2017 to boost its operations in the maritime domain, the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas, said.

NSA insists on Nigeria’s leadership in Gulf of Guinea

Following the rising spate of socio-political tension in the Gulf of Guinea, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd), Saturday insisted on the leadership of Nigeria within the Gulf of Guinea given Nigeria’s critical and strategic role in Africa.

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